Thursday, August 31, 2006

My Letter to Ronald

McDonald’s Corporation
2111 McDonald's Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Dear McDonalds,

First of all, let me say what is probably no secret around your offices in Oak Brook – you have the best fries, hands down! I read that the congressional cafeteria in Washington got rid of the Freedom Fries and went back to French Fries. Which type do you prefer?

Anyway, I digress.

The reason I am writing has to do with your breakfast menu. I have purchased breakfast hundreds of times from your store at 6th Avenue and Virginia Street in Seattle, and have always enjoyed the ice cold orange juice that comes in the plastic cup with the foil lid.

Today, after a hiatus of many, many months away from your breakfasts, I retuned to the fold for a McMuffin product and an orange juice. But what they were passing off as orange juice wasn’t. It was in a little Ronald McDonald Happy Meal cup (I did not purchase the Happy Meal) and it wasn’t orange juice. It was TANG, or a reasonable facsimile thereof.

McDonalds, TANG is not real juice. It is orange, and sweet, but so is orange soda. Not juice. I feel misled. If I had wanted TANG, I would have ordered TANG. I encourage you to be more accurate with how you advertise your menu items. This reminds me of that fry issue you people had a few years ago with the muslims.

Make mine 100% orange juice (from concentrate)!


Auntie Joyce said...

Tis best to make your own orange juice. The Southerners way (my recipe:is to take about 12 navel oranges (seedless) and peel them, then put the pulp into a food processor. Give it a good 2 mintues on high. Set aside. Take an empty gallon milk jug and clean insides really good (make sure you have all the soap out), then take you juice and pour it into the jug. Put the jug of juice into the fridge and place 5 juice glasses in the freezer. On your way out the door each morning stop by the fridge, grab a glass from the freezer, grab the jug from the fridge, pour into glass, and you have juice to go, ice cold.
Love ya,
Auntie Joice

Rick said...

And do all that whle driving through the drive-thru, shaking your first in triumph over the McD corporate machine.

Aahh, orange juice.

Lori said...

You go Jay! This is the kind of thing I would do! As a matter of fact, I am making an appointment on Monday to talk with the Dean of Student Affairs over an issued with the records office, who refused to change my address for me! We WILL change the world!

Lori W.